Mark NeJame 2016 News

Sex Predator Who Won Lottery Settles Lawsuit

A convicted sex predator who won a $3 million Florida Lottery jackpot has settled a lawsuit filed by his alleged victims. The plaintiffs' suit against Timothy Poole, 45, was scheduled to go trial this week in Orange County Circuit Court. However, like many other civil cases, the parties were able to reach an agreement days before jury selection was expected to begin.

Lou Pearlman, Orlando boy-band mogul, dies in prison

Boy band promoter Lou Pearlman, known for launching groups such as the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync, died in prison Friday while serving a 25-year sentence for one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Florida history, a federal inmate database shows. Pearlman cashed in on the boy-band craze, building an empire of acts around the globe in the late 1990s...

Like presidential nomination fight, it's outsider vs. insider in Fla. Senate race
If you liked the drama of this year's presidential nomination battles, check out Florida’s Senate race. The state's Aug. 30 Republican and Democratic Senate primaries share some of the story line and sharp edges that played out across the country during the the outsider-vs.-establishment races for the parties' presidential tickets.

Mark NeJame: Alan Grayson was "bum-rushed": High powered attorney says Politico.com video unfair
Congressman Alan Grayson’s ex-wife, Lolita, is stirring the political pot just in time for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Lolita Grayson handed the political website a paper trail of alleged domestic violence cases against her then husband dating back to 1994 and 1999 in Virginia, and 2005 and 2014 in Orange County, Florida.

Jaguars LB Dan Skuta has case dismissed
The battery case against Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta was closed Thursday after the prosecution declined to pursue charges. Skuta was arrested June 19 and charged with misdemeanor first-degree battery for an incident in Orlando, Florida.

Jaguars' LB Skuta won't face charges
Hours after Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was cited for careless driving for his off-the-field incident earlier this month, charges were not brought against linebacker Dan Skuta stemming from his arrest in Orlando last month. The Orange County Clerk’s Office posted the notice of no charges late Thursday afternoon.

Report: Attorney for Flint's Dan Skuta says woman's story was 'entirely made up'
News broke earlier this week that Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta was arrested early June 19 on a battery charge for allegedly pushing a woman's face and causing her head to hit a glass window. However, the attorney for the Flint Carman-Ainsworth graduate is proclaiming his client's innocence.

Lawyer says Skuta was the victim, not the aggressor
The lawyer representing Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta has done something far more conventional than accidentally text strategic secrets to the media. Mark NeJame has declared his client’s innocence.

NFL's Dan Skuta I Didn't Hit That Woman... But She Hit Me
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta is adamant he never laid a finger on a woman outside of an Orlando bar last weekend ... but says SHE struck HIM ... and he can prove it. As we previously reported, Skuta was arrested for battery on June 19th after a woman told police Skuta shoved her head against a glass window after she refused to give him her phone number.

Jaguars LB accused of pushing woman's head into window - Dan Skuta arrested in Orlando earlier this month on misdemeanor charge
Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta was arrested earlier this month in Orlando on a charge of simple battery. According to the police report, Skuta is accused of pushing a woman's head into a glass window on East Central Boulevard.

WESH 2 investigates Orange County inmate's death: Family filing wrongful death lawsuit against Orange County Jail
He was chased down, bitten by a dog and later found dead in a jail cell. Max Gracia, 22, died from an infection which developed in open wounds caused by a police K-9. WESH 2 News was there as Gracia was arrested last year and obtained exclusive video recorded in the Orange County Sheriff's Office helicopter.

Orlando woman charged for exporting drone technology to China
A woman accused of acting as a Chinese spy in Orlando is facing federal charges. Prosecutors said Amin Yu, 53, used money from China to buy electronics in central Florida, and then shipped the items back to China.